Grilling tuna: Tips for preparation
Grilling Tuna: Ingredients for 4 servings
- 4 tuna steaks
- 1 lime
- 2 cloves of garlic
- ½ bunch of parsley
- 3 tbsp olive oil
Grilling tuna: That's how it works
- Wash the fish under cold water and pat dry. If you have bought a whole piece of tuna, you have to cut some steaks from it. These should about three inches thick his.
- Now you can decide if you want to marinate the tuna steaks in advance. Some prefer the pure taste fish, others prefer to eat it with a spicy grill marinade. For this you have to squeeze the lime and remove the garlic cloves and chop finely. Wash and chop the parsley. Mix all the ingredients with the olive oil and brush the tuna steaks with it. The marinade should move in for about half an hour.
- Before you can grill the tuna, the oil has to drain a bit, so it does not fall into the embers. Then place the steaks on the grill in direct heat and three to four minutes from each side long barbecue? then they are still slightly raw and juicy from the inside.
- Finally, season with salt and pepper. For example, green beans taste good, as our recipe for tuna steaks with maple mustard glaze proves.
Grill tuna: You have to pay attention to this when buying
There are eight tuna species, seven of which are classified as "endangered" and are on the Red List. An overview can be found here. Be sure to pay attention to a seal that confirms that the goods from sustainable fishing.
Tunas are sometimes caught with driftnets, which also cause shark and dolphin casualties. A better alternative is salmon from organic aquaculture: Here you will learn how you can grill salmon. Since tuna has a high content of mercury, should Pregnant, lactating women and small children only very small quantities to eat.
With us you will find more information around the topic of grilling fish? For example, we'll show you how to grill barfish, grill trout and grill mackerel.